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Latest items for LRW-DATA-1

May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria

"While commending the State party for its efforts to combat violent extremism and the terrorist insurgency by Boko Haram and in rescuing more than 100 abducted girls, the Committee remains concerned that: A significant number of girls who were abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok and Damasak in Borno State in April and November 2014, respectively, have not been rescued and continue to be subjected to rape, sexual slavery, forced marriage and impregnation by insurgents" (5).
May 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"The AIHRC reported 2,621 cases of violence against women from January through August, including nine killings, 79 cases of sexual violence, 34 sexual harassment cases, 733 beatings, and 44 forced engagements or marriages. Because of the security situation in the country, large numbers of violent crimes committed against women were unreported" (para 33).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Committee, however, notes with concern...The limited access to comprehensive disaggregated data on complaints, investigations, prosecutions and convictions in cases of violence against women, including domestic and sexual violence" (6).
May 4, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Massachusetts Institute of Technology last fall said 17 percent of female undergraduates who replied to a survey experienced unwanted sexual behavior at MIT, from touching or kissing to incidents that fit the definition of sexual assault and rape. Researchers reported in May that 19 percent of female freshmen at an upstate New York university said they were raped or victims of attempted rape within a year of starting at school" (pp 31)
May 4, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"5 percent of men and 20 percent of women said they had been sexually assaulted in college. Their assailants used force or threats of force, or they attacked while their victims were incapacitated...Three in 10 said friends or acquaintances had confided to them in college that they were victims of sexual assault" (pp 19-20)
May 4, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Twenty percent of young women who attended college during the past four years say they were sexually assaulted, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll. But the circle of victims on the nation’s campuses is probably even larger. Many others endured attempted attacks, the poll found, or suspect that someone violated them while they were unable to consent. Some say they were coerced into sex through verbal threats or promises. In all, the poll found, 25 percent of young women and 7 percent of young men say they suffered unwanted sexual incidents in college" (pp 1-3)
May 4, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Women made up 86 percent of all violent crime victims in 2013, according to police data (most violent crime is sexual in nature, and women suffer disproportionately from sexual crimes). Women aren’t safe at home, either: Reports of violence against women perpetrated by their husbands have been rising in recent years" (pp 9)
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Data relating to violence against women and their children in Australia is generally inconsistent. Variations in data estimates across Australia are affected by differences in what is captured, counted and reported across states and territories. Australian governments have committed to develop a National Data Collection and Reporting Framework for domestic and family violence and sexual assault, which will improve information available to support research, policy development, operational decision making, education and community awareness activities into the future. The project extends over the life of the National Plan with the framework expected to be operational by 2022" (Pg 45). "Around one in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the...more
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-PRACTICE-1

"The high prevalence of gender-based violence against women, including domestic violence and stalking, as evidenced by the statistics provided by the State party (3,173 assaults against women in 2011, compared with 948 against men)" (Pg 9).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Although addressed by national legislation solely in relation to the workplace, sexual harassment is frequent in schools and an obstacle to the enrolment, retention and satisfactory performance of girls in schools. A study conducted by UNICEF in 2008 on violence against children revealed the following rates: sexual harassment 48.5 per cent, sex talk 43.7 per cent, attempted rape 21.7 per cent, rape 19.9 per cent and sexual misconduct 15.4 per cent. Of those offences, 20.1 per cent are committed by instructors. Statistical surveys conducted by the Ministry of Education and Literacy for the period 2010-2013 report 365 cases of sexual harassment in school" (17).
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"[The Committee] is concerned about: ...The high prevalence of violence against women and girls, including dating violence, violence in public spaces and workplace sexual harassment, as well as against older women and women in prostitution...The lack of systematic collection of comprehensive data on violence against women" (5).
March 30, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"...that rape remains one of the most frequently reported crimes" (8).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Committee remains deeply concerned at the prevalence of violence against women, in particular domestic and sexual violence" (4).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia

"The Committee notes the State party’s legislative and policy measures to combat violence against women, such as the enforcement of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act (No. 4 of 2003) and the adoption of the National Plan of Action on Gender-based Violence (2012-2016). The Committee is concerned, however, at the high prevalence of violence against women and girls, such as rape and murder, committed by intimate partners. The Committee is also concerned at the low rate of prosecution of perpetrators of violence against women and the frequent withdrawal of cases by women who are victims of violence. It is further concerned that, notwithstanding the State party’s efforts to establish shelters...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia

"The Committee commends the State party for achieving gender parity in enrolment in primary education and for setting up a trust fund for girls’ education, but remains concerned about: . . . (f) Reports of frequent cases of sexual harassment of girls in schools by peers and teachers; . . . The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (f) Adopt policies that address sexual abuse and harassment in school and ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted and adequately punished" (page 8).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the appointment of investigating judges to follow up on the conclusions of the International Commission of Inquiry mandated to establish the facts and circumstances of the events of 28 September 2009, which confirmed at least 109 instances of rape and other forms of sexual violence against women" (5). "The persisting high prevalence of violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual violence, rape and sexual harassment" (8).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"The Committee is also concerned that, according to the National Surveillance System on Violence, Abuse and Exploitation, the prevalence of violence against women and girls is high, as is the rate of abduction of young girls, often perpetrated by persons known to the victims. The Committee is also concerned at the low level of reporting of violence against women, owing to a culture of silence and impunity, and at the lack of data on the number of reported cases involving violence against women that have been investigated and prosecuted and on the nature of sanctions imposed on perpetrators" (page 5-6).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"According to statistics, the social protection committees in all regions handled 8086 abuse reports during 2009-2013. Females represented 86 per cent and males 14 per cent of abuse victims. The age breakdown of victims according to the reports was as follows: 35.9 per cent were 18 years or younger, 36.4 per cent were 19-35, 16.5 per cent were 36-45, 6.7 were 46-80 and 0.5 per cent were 80 or older. Regarding the relationship of the perpetrator to the victim, the statistics show that the perpetrator was typically a relative of the victim (in 93 per cent of the abuse reports); in 3 per cent of the abuse reports, the perpetrator...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Table 1 shows that in 2012, there were 1922 reported cases of sexual abuse and 2923 reported cases of assault. In the year 2013, there were 2112 reported cases of sexual abuse and 3477 reported cases of assault (12). Table 2 shows that in 2012, there were 313 reported cases of rape and 43 reported cases of grave sexual abuse. In the year 2013, there were 336 reported cases of rape and 18 reported cases of grave sexual abuse (12).
Feb. 13, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2012, the gang rape and murder of a young woman in south Delhi caused a worldwide outcry, but since then instances of sexual violence towards women have been frequent. In February a woman reported being raped at gunpoint, but was then told by the inspector in charge that she needed to have sex with him before he would arrest the men who lived in her village. In May a jilted boyfriend gang-raped his ex-girlfriend with six other men then drove a car over her head to stop her being identified" (para 14-16).
Feb. 13, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"De Angulo is one of the seven out of 10 women (PDF) in Bolivia who are victims of sexual abuse" (10).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The National Council for Crime Prevention is responsible for publishing the official crime statistics, which contain data about the number of crimes reported. Reported crimes cover all the incidents reported and registered as crimes by the Police, the Swedish Prosecution Authority, the Swedish Customs and the Swedish Economic Crime Authority. This means that reported crimes also include incidents that turn out after an investigation not to be a crime or incidents where a crime cannot be proved" (page 21). Table 1, Reported crimes 2006-2013, shows that: Number of reported assaults of a woman ranges from 25,491 in 2006 to 27,056 in 2013. Assaults on a girl 15-17 years ranges from...more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to a 2014 government report, one in four women experienced intimate partner or sexual violence in their lives" (8).
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In October, Australian media reported that authorities transferred a female detainee from Nauru to Sydney for medical treatment. She was reportedly one of two Somali women who alleged they were raped at the Nauru detention center" (2). "According to the 2012 ABS Personal Safety Survey (the latest available), an estimated 41 percent of women 18 years and older had experienced some form of violence after attaining 15 years, and 19 percent had experienced sexual violence after attaining 15 years. The ABS reported that during 2014 police recorded 20,677 cases of sexual assault, of which 80 percent of the victims were women" (14).
Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to court records, authorities filed 5,310 cases involving sexual assault in 2014, compared with 4,591 cases in 2013" (35). "The Ministry of Public Health reported that from October 2014 to September, 13,265 women older than 18 years reported abuse and sought assistance from the ministry’s one-stop crisis centers (OSCCs), which provide information and services to victims. Of these victims 67 percent reported physical abuse, and 22 percent reported sexual abuse" (35).
Jan. 19, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"It has been 12 years since Luo Qianqian says she was pounced upon by her PhD supervisor while she was studying in Beijing. 'Please don’t do that,' she remembers protesting. 'I’m still a virgin.' Luo, now in her mid-30s, recalls bursting into tears at the unwanted advance" (para 1-2). "Slowly, however, women are breaking the silence in a country where one study suggested 80% of women had experienced sexual harassment" (para 8).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden

"A comprehensive study published in 2014, which investigated the differences between high school boys and girls regarding the use of pornography, sexual experiences, experience of sexual abuse, and perceptions of sexuality, concluded that: . . . A higher proportion of girls (15%) than boys (6%) had experienced sexual abuse" (page 10).
Jan. 16, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Outrage over the alleged attacks grew on Wednesday after the Times of India published CCTV footage showing a woman being attacked by two men on a motorcycle, who appeared to try to wrestle her on to the bike, before throwing her to the ground. The incident occurred about 2.30am on Sunday morning in an alley several kilometres from the central Bangalore streets where the mass molestation allegedly took place, the newspaper said" (para 10-11). "Another victim of a sexual assault on the night, Chaitali Wasnik, told the Guardian she had been trying to find a taxi on a crowded street when two suspicious men started walking towards her. 'Out of...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Also, the strategy document indicates that data suggests 2.5 million women were subjected to harassment in 2014" (para 9).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Australia has some of the highest rates of reported sexual assault in the world, according to the United Nations, and over the past year a steady stream of on-campus assaults, ritualized misogyny and cruel retaliation have prompted a national conversation about gender, power and accountability" (para 5). "reports of sexual assault reached a six-year high last year" (para 15).